Latest Publications

  • 2014

    Guide to the European Union (Prevention of Sharps Injuries in the Healthcare Sector) Regulations 2014

    The purpose of this guide is to provide practical information on the implementation of the European Union (Prevention of Sharps Injuries in the Healthcare Sector) Regulations 2014. The information is aimed at employers, managers, employees, safety representatives, health and safety practitioners and other interested parties in the healthcare sector.

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  • 2014

    Safety with Lead at Work

    This guide provides general information on lead with regard to chemical health and safety issues for workers using or exposed to lead while they are at work.

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  • 2014

    Programme of Work 2014

    This is the second Programme of Work prepared as part of our strategy for the period 2013 to 2015. Our vision is a country where worker safety, health and welfare and the safe management of chemicals are central to successful enterprise. This Programme of Work is designed to move us closer to achieving our vision.

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  • 2014

    Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Guidance

    This guidance is written for employers, managers, employees and their safety representatives and those who provide, install and maintain local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems.

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  • 2014

    Legionella Control in Water Cooling Towers

    This information sheet provides general information on the control of Legionella spp. bacteria in water cooling towers.

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  • 2014

    Wetstock Reconciliation at Fuel Storage Facilities

    This Best Practice document in Wetstock Inventory Control replaces the previous HSA Guidance on Wetstock Inventory Control for Petrol Stations and has been updated to include all types of fuel and incorporate current best practice. The purpose of the guidance is to assist petrol station operators to control fuel losses on their site in order to minimise any adverse impacts on safety, the local community and environment, to ensure compliance with the law, and save costs due to fuel losses, all of which are good for business.

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  • 2013

    2013 Code Of Practice for Biological Agents

    This Code of Practice was updated in 2017, it contains the approved list of biological agents, their classification, minimum containment measures and dispensation from minimum containment measures, where appropriate.

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  • 2013

    Guide on Manual Handling Risk Management in Transport and Storage

    This guide gives practical information on actions that can be taken to manage the potential hazard of manual handling in transport and storage. It underlines the importance of taking an in-depth look at current work practices to identify potentially hazardous manual handling and, in consultation with staff, developing improved systems of work which will reduce unsafe manual handling. It is specifically focused on those work activities in transport and storage which involve loading and unloading of materials to and from vehicles.

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  • 2013

    Reducing the Manual Handling of Roof Panels

    This factsheet aims to highlight the physical risk factors associated with the manual handling of roof panels and to present examples of how such risk factors can be reduced.

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  • 2013

    Safety in Contract Cleaning

    Chemical and biological safety guidance for employers and employees. This guidance document provides information in relation to chemical and biological safety with respect to those working in contract cleaning

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